Erik Fair <fair%netbsd.org@localhost> writes: > 2. Unicode/UTF-8 as a new default offers backward compatibility while > expanding the character space quite broadly, and without anywhere near > as much work (or as much paradigm shift, i.e. breaking "Unix files are > a bag of bytes") on our software, Sorry, this is wrong. This assumes that you don't use anything ASCII compatible (more or less). I do, and "UTF-8 by default" will cause major pain to me and to many users here. The main reason for it is that UTF-8 wastes half of bandwidth on wire, and some of NetBSD tools don't tolerate long file names. E.g. pax. I meet border cases already, and UTF-8 by default will double on-wire length of file names in consideration. -- HE CE3OH...
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